Luisina Carbonell-Silletta, Agustin Cavallaro, Daniel A. Pereyra, Javier O. Askenazi, Guillermo Goldstein, Fabian G. Scholz, Sandra J. Bucci. Soil respiration and N-mineralization processes in the patagonian steppe are more responsive to fertilization than to experimental precipitation increase. Plant&Soil. 

Agustín Cavallaro, Luisina Carbonell-Silletta, Antonella Burek, Guillermo Goldstein, Fabián G Scholz, Sandra J Bucci, Leaf surface traits contributing to wettability, water interception and uptake of aboveground water sources in shrubs of Patagonian arid ecosystems, Annals of Botany, 2022;, mcac042,

Oliva Carrasco L., Bucci Sandra J., Scholz Fabian G., Loto Dante, Gasparri Ignacio, Goldstein Guillermo, Campanello Paula I. (2022). Bioiphysical properties of inner bark and sapwood in tree species from forests with constrasting precipitation in subtropical South America. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2022.793385 

Díaz Villa M.V.E., Cristiano P.M., DeDiego M.S.,  Efron S.T., Bucci S.J., Scholz F., Goldstein G. (2022) Do selective loggin and pine plantations in humid subtropical foreests affect aboveground primary productivity as well as carbon and nutrients transfer to soil? Forest Ecology and Management 503 119733



Alvarez H.M., Hernández M.A., Lanfranconi M.P., Silva R.A., Villalba M.S. (2021). Rhodococcus as Biofactories for Microbial Oil Production. Molecules, 26, 4871. DOI: 10.3390/ molecules26164871

Arias N.N., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G., Bucci S.J. (2021). Low temperature acclimation and legacy effects of summer water deficit in olives freezing resistance. Tree Physiology

Costa L.S., Olimpio de Moura C, Bucci S.J., Sonsin Oliveira J., Gomes SM y Bustamante M.M. (2021). Nutrient enrichment changes water transport structures of savanna woody plants. Environ. Res. Lett.

Lanfranconi M.P., Arabolaza, A., Gramajo, H., Alvarez H.M. (2021). Insights into the evolutionary history of the virulent factor HBHA of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Arch Microbiol. doi: 10.1007/s00203-021-02192-y

Rodríguez S.A., Cristiano P., Lezcano O., Suirezs T.M., Díaz Villa V.E., Bucci S.J., Goldstein G., Campanello P.I. (2021) Crown structural properties, wood density and liana load: influence on growth and mortality in subtropical forests. Can J For Res 51, 111-121

Gong, X-W, Guo J-J, Fang L-D, Bucci SJ, Goldstein G, Hao G-Y. (2021). Hydraulic dysfunction due to root-exposure-initiaded water stress is responsable for the mortality of Salix gordejevii shrubs on the windward slopes of acttive sand  dunes. Plant and  Soil



Cavallaro A., Carbonell Silleta L., Pereyra D.A, Goldstein G, Scholz F.G., Bucci S.J. (2020) Foliar water uptake in arid ecosystems: seasonal variability and ecophysiological consequences. Oecol 193:337–348.

Cavallaro A., Bucci S.J., Carbonell Silletta L.M., Pereyra D.A., Arias N.S., Goldstein G., Scholz F.G. (2020) Contribution of leaf water uptake to transpiration and water status in arid ecosystems. Acta Hortic 1300  DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1300.18

Cereijo A.E., Alvarez H.M., Iglesias A.A., Asencion Diez M.D. (2020) Glucosamine-P and rhodococcal ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylases: A hint to (re)discover (actino)bacterial amino sugar metabolism. Biochimie. 21;176:158-161. doi:10.1016/j.biochi.2020.07.006.

Cereijo A.E., Kuhn M.L., Hernández M.A., Ballicora M.A., Iglesias A.A., Alvarez H.M., Asencion Diez M.D. (2020) Study of duplicated galU genes in Rhodococcus jostii and a putative new metabolic node for glucosamine-1P in rhodococci. BBA-Gen Subj 129727.

Ignazi G., Bucci S.J., Premoli A. (2020) Stories from common gardens: Water shortage differentially affects Nothofagus pumilio from contrasting precipitation regimes. Forest Ecol Manag 458(1).

Gong W.X. Guo J-J., Li X., Jiang D-M., Scholz F., Bucci S., Goldstein G., Hao G-Y. (2020) Contrasts in xylem hydraulics and water use underlie the sorting of different sand-fixing shrub species to early and late stages of dune stabilization. Forest Ecol Manag 457.

Guo J‐J., Gong X‐W., Fang L‐D., Jiang D-M., Ala M., Bucci S. , Scholz F.G, Goldstein G., Hao G-Y.  (2020) Switching of dominant positions between two sand‐fixing shrub species during the dune revegetation process is underlain by their contrasting xylem hydraulics and water‐use strategies. Land Degrad Dev  31:1195–1205.

Peschiutta, M.L., Bucci, S.J., Goldstein, G. et al. (2020) Leaf herbivory and calcium oxalate crystal production in Prunus aviumArthropod-Plant Interactions

Peschiutta M.L., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G., Bucci S.J. (2020) Lagged effects of leaf herbivory by Caliroa cerasi L. on reproductive organs in Prunus avium L.: overcompensation in flower production reduced quality of fruits and seeds. Basic Appl Ecol 45:22-30.

Villa M.V.E., Cristiano P.M., De Diego M.S., Rodriguez S., Bucci S.J., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G. (2020) Primary Productivity Determinants of Different Land Uses in Humid Subtropical Ecosystems: From Native Forests to Tree Plantations. Ecosystems 1-13.



Alvarez H.M., Herrero O.M., Silva R.A., Hernández M.A., Lanfranconi M.P., Villalba M.S. (2019) Insights into the metabolism of oleaginous Rhodococcus. Appl Env Microbiol 85:e00498-19.

Bucci S.J., Carbonell Silletta L.M., Garré A., Tefron T., Arias N., Goldstein G., Scholz F.G. (2019) Functional relationships between hydraulic traits and the timing of diurnal depression of photosynthesis. Plant Cell Environ 42:1603– 1614.

Carbonell Silletta L, Cavallaro A., Kwall R., Pereyra D., Silva R., Arias N., Goldstein G., Scholz F.G., Bucci S.J. (2019) Temporal and spatial variability in soil CO2 efflux in the patagonian steppe. Plant Soil 444:165-176.

Hernández M.A. and Alvarez H.M. (2019) Increasing lipid production using an NADP+-dependent malic enzyme from Rhodococcus jostii. Microbiology. (UK)165(1):4-14. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000736.



Herrero O.M., Villalba M.S., Lanfranconi M.P., Alvarez HM. (2018) Rhodococcus bacteria as a promising source of oils from olivemill wastes. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 10:114.  doi: 10.1007/s11274-018-2499-3.

Madueño L., Coppotelli B.M., Festa S., Alvarez H.M., Morelli I.S. (2018) Insights into the mechanisms of desiccation resistance of the Patagonian PAH-degrading strain Sphingobium sp. 22B. J Appl Microbiol 124(6):1532-1543. doi: 10.1111/jam.13742. 

Peschiutta M.L., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G., Bucci S.J. (2018) Herbivory alters plant carbon assimilation, patterns of biomass allocation and nitrogen use efficiency. Acta Oecol 86:9-16.

Peschiutta M.L., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G., Bucci S.J. (2018) Oviposition by herbivorous insects induces changes in optical and mechanical properties of Prunus avium leaves. Arthropod-Plant Interact 12:613–622.



Arias N.S., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G., Bucci S.J. (2017) The cost of avoiding freezing in stems: trade-off between xylem resistance to cavitation and supercooling capacity in woody plants. Tree Physiol 37:1251–1262.

Dávila Costa J.S., Silva R.A., Leichert L., Alvarez H.M. (2017) Proteome analysis reveals differential expression of proteins involved in triacylglycerol accumulation by Rhodococcus jostii RHA1 after addition of methyl viologen. Microbiology 163(3):343-354. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000424.

Day P.A., Villalba M.S., Herrero O.M., Arancibia L.A., Alvarez H.M. (2017) Formation of indigoidine derived-pigments contributes to the adaptation of Vogesella sp. strain EB to cold aquatic iron-oxidizing environments. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 110(3): 415-428. doi: 10.1007/s10482-016-0814-2

Hernández M.A., Gleixner G., Sachse D., Alvarez H.M. (2017) Carbon Allocation in Rhodococcus jostii RHA1 in Response to Disruption and Overexpression of nlpR Regulatory Gene, Based on 13C-labeling Analysis. Front Microbiol 11;8:1992. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01992.

Hernández M.A., Lara J., Gago G., Gramajo H., Alvarez H.M. (2017) The pleiotropic transcriptional regulator NlpR contributes to the modulation of nitrogen metabolism, lipogenesis and triacylglycerol accumulation in oleaginous rhodococci. Mol Microbiol Jan; 103(2):366-385. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13564.

Juarez A., Villa J.A., Lanza V.F., Lázaro B., de la Cruz F., Alvarez H.M., Moncalián G. (2017) Nutrient starvation leading to triglyceride accumulation activates the Entner Doudoroff pathway in Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Microb Cell Factories. 16(1):35. doi: 10.1186/s12934-017-0651-7.

Lanfranconi M.P. and Alvarez H.M. (2017) Rewiring neutral lipids production for the de novo synthesis of wax esters in Rhodococcus opacus PD630. J Biotechnol 260:67-73.

Pereyra D.A., Bucci S.J., Arias N.S., Goldstein G., Ciana N., Scholz F.G. (2017) Grazing increases evapotranspiration without the cost of lowering soil water storages in arid ecosystems. Ecohydrol 10



Alvarez H.M. (2016) Triacylglycerol and wax ester-accumulating machinery in prokaryotes. Biochimie 120:28-39. doi: 10.1016/j.biochi.2015.08.01.

Cereijo A.E., Asención Diez M.D., Dávila Costa J.S., Alvarez H.M., Iglesias A.A. (2016) On the kinetic and allosteric regulatory properties of the ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase from Rhodococcus jostii: An approach to evaluate glycogen metabolism in oleaginous bacteria. Front Microbiol 7:830. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.00830

Cristiano P.M., Pereyra D.A., Bucci S.J., Madanes N., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G. (2016) Remote sensing and ground‐based measurements of evapotranspiration in an extreme cold Patagonian desert. Hydrol Process 30:4449– 4461.

Gleason S.M., Westoby M., Jansen S., Choat B., Hacke U.G., Pratt R.B., Bhaskar R., Brodribb T.J., Bucci S.J., Cao K.‐F., Cochard H., Delzon S., Domec J.‐C., Fan Z.‐X., Feild T.S., Jacobsen A.L., Johnson D.M., Lens F., Maherali H., Martínez‐Vilalta J., Mayr S., McCulloh K.A., Mencuccini M., Mitchell P.J., Morris H., Nardini A., Pittermann J., Plavcová L., Schreiber S.G., Sperry J.S., Wright I.J., Zanne A.E. (2016) Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylem‐specific hydraulic efficiency across the world's woody plant species. New Phytol 209:123-136.

Herrero O.M. and Alvarez H.M. (2016) Whey as a renewable source for lipid production by Rhodococcus strains: physiology and genomics of lactose and galactose utilization. Eur J Lipid Sci Technol 118:262-272. doi: 10.1002/ejlt.201500080

Herrero O.M., Moncalián G., Alvarez H.M. (2016) Physiological and genetic differences amongst Rhodococcus species for using glycerol as a source for growth and triacylglycerol production. Microbiology 162(2):384-397. doi: 10.1099/mic0.000232

Lanfranconi M.P. and Alvarez H.M. (2016) Functional divergence of HBHA from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its evolutionary relationship with TadA from Rhodococcus opacus. Biochemie

Peschiutta M.L., Bucci S.J., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G. (2016) Compensatory responses in plant-herbivore interactions: impacts of insects on leaf water relations. Acta Oecol 73:71-76

Zhang Y-J., Bucci S.J., Arias N.S., Scholz F.G., Hao G-Y., Cao K-F., Goldstein G. (2016) Freezing resistance in Patagonian woody shrubs: the role of cell wall elasticity and stem vessel size. Tree Physiol 36:1007–1018



Arias N.S., Bucci S.J., Scholz F.G., Goldstein G. (2015) Freezing avoidance by supercooling in Olea europaea cultivars: the role of apoplastic water, solute content and cell wall rigidity. Plant Cell Environ 38:2061– 2070.

Cristiano P.M, Campanello P.I., Bucci S.J, Rodriguez S.A, Lezcano O.A, Scholz F.G, Madanes N., Di Francescantonio D., Oliva Carrasco L., Zhang Y-JZ., Goldstein G. (2015) Evapotranspiration of subtropical forests and tree plantations: a comparative analysis at different temporal and spatial scales. Agr Forest Meteorol 203:96-106.

Dávila Costa J.S., Herrero O.M., Alvarez H.M., Leichert L. (2015) Label-free and redox proteomic analyses of the triacylglycerol-accumulating Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Microbiology. 161(3):593-610. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000028.

Hernández M.A., Comba S., Arabolaza A., Gramajo H., Alvarez H.M. (2015) Overexpression of a phosphatidic acid phosphatase type 2 leads to an increase in triacylglycerols production in oleaginous Rhodococcus strains. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 99(5):2191-2207. doi: 10.1007/s00253-014-6002-2

Lanfranconi M.P., Alvarez A.F., Alvarez H.M. (2015) Identification of genes coding for putative wax ester synthase/diacylglycerol acyltransferase enzymes in terrestrial and marine environments. AMB Express 5:42.